Due to its cardioid pick-up pattern the MKH 8040 is perfectly suitable for a wide range of applications. It features a balanced frequency response throughout the whole pick-up pattern, as well as a significantly reduced pick-up of rear sound without depriving it of its natural timbre: Very valuable talents when used in rooms with poor acoustics or when disturbing sounds impinge mainly from the rear.
Cardioid pick-up pattern
Wide frequency response: 30 – 50,000 Hz
Extremely low distortion
Extremely low inherent self-noise
Balanced frequency response within the pick-up pattern
Very even directional diagram
Non-reflective Nextel® coating
Ideal as a spot microphone and for surround recordings
Timbrally identical with the other 8000-series microphones for optimum aural compatibility
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